The very name of this discipline is Historical Medieval Battle (HMB), and it’s put on by all those nerdy guys wielding big sticks down at your local park. This year, the event will be held in Trogir, Croatia, and begins on June 12. Participants in the tournament will consist of 22 nations and 450 fighters.

You can visit the official website to learn 23 reasons why the Historical Battle club insists you should attend this event. We don’t see hot dogs or pizza though, so here’s hoping. Surely the Middle Ages had pizza, didn’t they?

If your into mock sword fighting and beating people with sticks, you’ll love this event.

Check out the video up top to see a sample of the contest or the images below to get a feel for the atmosphere.